Francis Harley Scheetz papers, 1740-1963, 1947-1969 (bulk)

Collection Number: 2-10-1109

Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
Francis Harley Scheetz papers, 1740-1963, 1947-1969 (bulk)
Collection Number:
2-10-1109
Creator:
Francis Harley Scheetz, 1894-1968.
Quantity:
12.5 cubic ft.
Forms of Material:
Lecture notes, diplomas, correspondence, and other papers. Also, photographs, prints, maps, a portrait, and vases.
Repository:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
Includes materials relating to Scheetz' student days and papers from his work as a Cornell trustee and presidential councillor. Also, photographs; prints; four world maps prepared for King Louis XV of France (1740, 1741); a portrait of General Henry Dearborn, a Revolutionary War patriot; two Sèvres vases (gifts to General Dearborn from Louis Philippe); information concerning the Xth International Congress on the History of Science (1962); Theta Delta Chi correspondence; postcards; Scheetz' biographical data; and World War I officer training information.
Language:
Collection material in English


BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE

Francis H. Scheetz, a prominent Philadelphia lawyer, was a member of the Cornell University Board of Trustees from 1951-1967, and then a trustee emeritus and presidential councillor until his death in 1968. He was a recipient of the Cornell Medal for outstanding service to the University. (Cornell University Class of 1916)

COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

Includes materials relating to Scheetz' student days, including lecture notes, diplomas, and Cornell Class of 1916 correspondence and reunion and fundraising material; papers from his work as a Cornell trustee and presidential councillor concerning student housing, Cornell United Religious Work, information concerning the Faculty Committee on Academic Freedom and Tenure, the Charles J. Quillman, Jr. Fellowship (1952-1964), Cornell Club of New York, Marquis Foundation, Society for the Humanities, Glee Club, the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology, the Aeronautical Laboratory, Cornell University Survey of Administrative Management (Volumes 1-5), student affairs, and minutes and other materials of the University Council and Trustees. Also, photographs; prints; four world maps prepared for King Louis XV of France (1740, 1741); a portrait of General Henry Dearborn, a Revolutionary War patriot; two Sèvres vases (gifts to General Dearborn from Louis Philippe); information concerning the Xth International Congress on the History of Science (1962); Theta Delta Chi correspondence; postcards; Scheetz' biographical data; and World War I officer training information.
SUBJECTS

Names:
Scheetz, Francis Harley, 1894-1968.
Dearborn, Henry, 1751-1829.
Charles J. Quillman, Jr. Fellowship.
Cornell Club of New York.
Cornell University. Aeronautical Laboratory.
Cornell University. Board of Trustees.
Cornell University. Class of 1916.
Cornell University. Council.
Cornell University. Faculty Committee on Academic Freedom and Tenure.
Cornell University. Glee Club.
Cornell University. Laboratory of Ornithology.
Cornell University. Society for the Humanities.
Cornell University Survey of Administrative Management.
Cornell United Religious Work.
Cornell University--Alumni and alumnae.
Cornell University--Religion.
Cornell University--Societies, etc.
Cornell University--Students.
Marquis Foundation.
Theta Delta Chi (Cornell University)
International Congress on the History of Sciences (Xth : 1962)

Subjects:
Academic freedom.
Fund raising.
Student housing.
Teachers--Tenure.
Lawyers.

Form and Genre Terms:
Maps.
Photographs.


INFORMATION FOR USERS

Cite As:
Francis Harley Scheetz Papers, #2-10-1109. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.
All dates given in the container list are approximate.

CONTAINER LIST

Container
Description
Box 1
C.U. course and lecture notes--Sibley College
Box 1
World War I material, i.e. officer training, gas courses, general orders, maps, photos, etc.
Box 2
Greater Cornell Committee, 1947-1951
Box 2
Cornell University Council and Trustees, 1950-1957
Box 2
Law note books
Box 3
Cornell University Council and Trustees, 1958-1964
Box 3
Cornell University Class of '16, Fiscal Committee, 1940-1962
Box 4
Cornell University Class of '16, correspondence, 1965-1967
Box 4
Cornell University Class of '16, anniversary dinner, 1956
Box 4
Cornell University Class of '16, reunion, 1966
Box 4
Cornell University Class of '16, fundraising, 1959-1960
Box 4
Cornell University Class of '16, fundraising, 1961-1962
Box 4
Cornell University Class of '16, fundraising, 1960-1961
Box 4
Cornell University Class of '16, 50th reunion, 1963
Box 4
Cornell University Class of '16, 45th reunion correspondence, 1961-1962
Box 4
Cornell University Class of '16, Preiffer Fund, 1963-1965
Box 4
Cornell University Class of '16, fundraising prior to 1959, 1951-1953
Box 4
Cornell University Class of '16, chair endowment
Box 4
Cornell University Class of '16, visiting professorships
Box 4
Cornell University Class of '16, James S. Jamieson Chair
Box 4
Cornell University Class of '16, Jane McCurdy Ford, 1961-1965
Box 4
Younger Graduates Committee, 1960-1961
Box 4
Aspirants for Cornell University, 1960-1965
Box 4
Eric S. Erickson, 1945-1958
Box 4
Moakley House, 1948-1950
Box 5
Cornell Fund, 1960-1964
Box 5
Cornell University Investment Pool, 1964-1965
Box 5
Bequests and gifts, 1961-1965
Box 5
Fundraising, gifts and Council meetings, 1960s
Box 6
Minutes of University Council, 1952-1956
Box 6
Minutes of University Council, 1956-1958
Box 6
C.U. taxation re: life income agreement, 196?-1964
Box 6
Conflict of interest and business ethics, 1962
Box 6
Physics-ARPA construction project, 1962
Box 6
Xth International Congress of History of Science, 1962
Box 6
Liberalism at university level, 1962-1964
Box 6
Eugene M. Kaufman, Jr. Collection, 1960-1965
Box 6
Griffis Faculty Club, N. Y. City, 1963
Box 6
Centennial, 1962-1964
Box 6
Marquis Foundation, 1952-1955
Box 6
Cornell Club of New York, 1962-1964
Box 6
Presidential selection, 1961-1963
Box 6
Aeronautical Lab., 1962
Box 6
Rumsey bequest, 1960-1963
Box 6
Sarah M. Kaemmerling estate, 1958-1965
Box 7
C.U. group housing, 1962-1964
Box 7
N.Y.S. Dormitory Authority, 1962
Box 7
Group housing, 1951-1965
Box 7
C.U.R.W., 1959-1964
Box 7
C.U.R.W. correspondence, 1953-1961
Box 7
C.U.R.W., 1961-1963
Box 7
Glee Club, 1961-1962
Box 7
Lab. of Ornithology, 1963-1964
Box 7
Charles R. Quillman, Jr. Fellowship, 1946-1966
Box 7
W.H.C.U., 1959
Box 7
Society for the Humanities, 1960-1967
Box 7
Charter, 1959-1960
Box 7
Arts and Science Council, 1960-1964
Box 7
Bequests--life income agreements, 1954-1966
Box 7
Student affairs, 1959-1965
Box 7
Special bequests and endowments, 1954-1963
Box 7
Alumni Association, 1963-1966
Box 8
C.U. Survey of Administrative Management, Vols. 1-5
Box 8
Cornell Tax Conference, 1960-1962
Box 8
Many folders concerning Trustee affairs. Also includes biographical and historical data concerning the Scheetzes
Box 9
Graduate Hospital, University of Pennsylvania, 1958-1959
Box 9
Mill Creek Valley Conservation, 1934-1966
Box 10
Printed material
Box 11
Printed material
Museum items
Mu. 882
Portrait of General Henry Dearborn
Mu. 883-884
Pr. of Sevres porcelain covered urns (vases)